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Leah L. Rainwater Balding Forch
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1903
Columbia County
Washington, USA
Death: Oct., 1985
Columbia County
Washington, USA

Leah Forch, 82, of 507 3rd St., died Tuesday, September 24th at the Hooker Annex.

The memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 27th in the Hubbard-Rogg Chapel. The Rev. Lyle Arnold officiated. Private interment followed at the family plot in the Dayton City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dayton Historical Depot Society or the Columbia County Ambulance Fund through the funeral home.

Mrs. Forch was born on March 29, 1903 on Robinette Mountain near Dayton to Jacob and Nellie Pintler Rainwater. She grew up and attended schools in the Dayton area. She graduated from Cheney Normal School, receiving a life diploma in teaching in 1927. She returned to Dayton where she taught school on Jasper and Eckler Mountains.

She married George Balding on Nov. 30, 1928. He died in 1958. She married Adam Forch on April 30, 1966. He died in 1968.

Mrs. Forch was active in the United Methodist Church and had recently attended the United Brethren Church at the time of her death. She was a member of the Elizabeth Forrest Day Club, the Dayton Garden Club and the Order of Eastern Star, and she sang in two community productions of the Messiah. She enjoyed world wide travel. Mrs. Forch was noted for her quilting and embroidering ability.

She is survived by a sister, Jesse Thompson of Moses Lake; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Dayle Rainwater of Dayton and Harry B. Rainwater of Walla Walla. She was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.
Social Security Death Index - Washington

Birth Date: 03/29/1903
Death Location: DAYTON, WA
Death Date: 10/00/1985

Record Series: Marriage Records
Collection: Spokane County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1880-2012
County: Spokane
Document Number: easpmca41694
Groom's Name: George Lewis Balding
Bride's Name: Leah Rainwater
Marriage Date: Nov 30 1928
County : Dec 3 1928
Notes: Spokane

Collection: 1910 Columbia County (Federal)
Age: 7
Precinct: Dayton W3
Name: Leah Rainwater
Birth Place: Washington
Family links: 
  Jacob Sessum Rainwater (1836 - 1906)
  Nellie Lois Pintler Rainwater (1865 - 1938)
  George Lewis Balding (1895 - 1958)
  Adam Forch (1909 - 1968)
  John Presley Rainwater (1866 - 1946)**
  Evaline Rainwater (1870 - 1881)**
  Lucy M. Rainwater (1874 - 1881)**
  Bernard Roy Rainwater (1886 - 1905)*
  Lloyd Norton Rainwater (1891 - 1972)*
  Harry Rainwater (1893 - 1950)*
  Harold Jacob Rainwater (1895 - 1961)*
  Leah L. Rainwater Balding Forch (1903 - 1985)
  Ada A. Rainwater (1905 - 1976)*
*Calculated relationship
Dayton City Cemetery
Columbia County
Washington, USA
Plot: BLK C, LOT 46, SEC 03
Maintained by: Arthur Allen "Art" Moore...
Originally Created by: Washington State Cemeter...
Record added: Jun 04, 2009
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Leah L. <i>Rainwater</i> Balding Forch
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Leah L. <i>Rainwater</i> Balding Forch
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